Digital Knight is our annual school-wide competition that recognizes and rewards our hardworking digital arts students. Students enrolled in our Media Arts courses are encouraged to submit any digital work they've created throughout the year, whether it be school work or personal projects. Projects can range anywhere from photography to 3D animation, with ten current categories available for entry. Submitted work is then forwarded to our judges to be scored. Each submission category has several industry-experienced judges who use their expertise in their specific fields to determine the winners of each category. At the Digital Knight event, students participate in an award ceremony where we announce the first, second, and third place winners of each category and to award their hard-earned prizes. After the ceremony, attendees are encouraged to roam the event, have a snack, and enjoy all the top work on display!

General Submission Information

  • Students must be currently enrolled in one of our Media Arts courses.
    • Digital Media Foundations
    • Digital Design 1 or 2
    • Web Design 1, 2, or 3
    • Pre-AICE or AICE Photography
    • Game and Simulation 1-4, Animation, Modeling, or Gaming
    • AICE Media Studies
    • Portfolio (with a Digital Art focus)
    • Digital Info Tech (only eligible for the Best Microsoft Score category)
    • TV Production 1-8
  • Submitted work must have been created or significantly worked on during the current school year.
  • Submitted work must not violate copyright law and must be at LEAST 80% created by hand, by the student.
  • Anything used that is NOT original student work (internet images, free models, unaltered tutorials, etc.) must be noted as such in a credits page or an information sheet attached to the work.
  • Students may submit multiple entries and may submit to multiple categories.

Prizes

Best 3D Model

  • 1st Place: Parrot BeBop Drone Quadcopter with 14-Megapixel Flight Camera
  • 2nd Place: Virtual Reality Headset
  • 3rd Place: Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

Best Animation

  • 1st Place: Laptop
  • 2nd Place: Keyboard, Mouse, and Headset Combo
  • 3rd Place: 11 Button Mouse
**All Animation winners are also receiving the Toon Boom Harmony and Toon Boom Storyboard Pro software.

Best Game

  • 1st Place: Nintendo Switch
  • 2nd Place: Gaming Chair
  • 3rd Place: XBox Controller with PC Adapter

**All Game winners will receive the GameMaker Studio software

Best Graphic Design

  • 1st Place: Canon Powershot Digital Camera
  • 2nd Place: Drawing Tablet
  • 3rd Place: Professional Sketch Pad with Prisma Color Marker Set

Best Commercial

  • 1st Place: GoPro Video Camera
  • 2nd Place: Rode On-Camera Microphone
  • 3rd Place: Next-Generation Film Slate

Best Music Video

  • 1st Place: Parrot BeBop Drone Quadcopter with 14-Megapixel Flight Camera
  • 2nd Place: Stabilizing Action Grip
  • 3rd Place: Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Best Short Film

  • 1st Place: Canon HD Camcorder
  • 2nd Place: Pro Digital Multimedia Projector
  • 3rd Place: Dynamic USB Microphone

Best Photography

  • 1st Place: Canon Powershot Digital Camera
  • 2nd Place: Nikon Powershot Digital Camera
  • 3rd Place: Polaroid Instant Digital Camera

Best Photo Manipulation

  • 1st Place: Canon Powershot Digital Camera
  • 2nd Place: Nikon Powershot Digital Camera
  • 3rd Place: Polaroid Instant Digital Camera

Best Microsoft Score

  • 1st Place: Laptop
  • 2nd Place: Bluetooth Wireless Headphones
  • 3rd Place: Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Meet Our Judges

Best 3D Model

Best Animation

Best Game

Best Graphic Design

Best Commercial

Multiple Categories